Unfortunately it does take time and I have to say at times I pulled my hair out, however in the end if you persevere you will get there. I pay a little bit more than I would like because I don’t like night flights coming back. Just as an example puerto rico hottest part of Gran Canaria during the Easter/ Christmas periods, temperatures between 28 to 31 degrees , ignore the temperature guides on the websites for Puerto Rico it’s definitely better than what they say. We paid £1350 for 7 days. I used holidayextras website to book my parking from East Midlands for £41.00. This was in the airport only 7 minute walk to departures. I also paid for my seats separately so we can all sit together which was an additional cost, but if your children are below a certain age , I think 12 is the default on the booking it costs an additional £8.00 to make sure you are sitting together, that was with Ryanair. But this is all done through on the beach. I know many people don’t like them but I really can’t complain. I normally go all inclusive but decided to go self catering this time and it was far better, not restricted to the restaurant times, boring food and rubbish beer. I will always go self catering from now on and again it’s cheaper. I actually came back with euros which is rare. The luggage allowance with Ryanair is 10 kilos each person . I pay for one hold case and use my 10 kilo allowance for each person. To be honest we don’t need the hold case, the free 10 kilos cases is enough but I just have to pacify my wife, who decides to fill it up with about 15 kilos, which does annoy me because we didn’t really have to pay for it. Especially when we only take 2 of our free 10 kilos. Wheres the sense in that? Anyway hope you find something just keep searching, by the way don’t forgot HolidayPirates , they are also good.
Shame I can’t do this for me and my 2 boys. I’m wanting to take them somewhere warm, near the beach and affordable. Seems so difficult 😞. Any tips?
I have to agree about doing the research , I’ve booked loads of holidays with them, if you read in detail I have found it says you may be moved to another hotel etc so I simply don’t book it. I use a completely different company to book my extras like parking at the airport and taxis from the airport to the resort and back. I use holiday extras because they are cheaper and they give you all the out of hours contact details if there is an issue but have never at to do that yet. I have just come back from Gran Canaria after booking with OTB, went to Greece last year, will be going again this year and will continue to use them. I guess if you are not keen on sorting out issues yourself whilst abroad the companies to use are Thomas Cooke etc because you have rep, but as I’m sure you are aware you pay a lot more for the extra service. I go on more holidays now because I can afford to with OTB.
I’ve booked 4 holidays with them and never had a problem. You obviously didn’t do your research mate
I will never touch OTB. My mum went to turkey with them a few years ago. They changed the date of the return flights without telling her, and when they went to the rep to ask for help he claimed it was nothing to do with him and just ignored them from then on out. Me and my brother had to phone the company from the UK until they agreed to do their job and get them home.